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Who Are The SHRINERS
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. Throughout history both the Freemasons and Shriners have had a reputation for secrecy, but our mission is straightforward. Shriners are committed to:
Being the premier fraternal organization for men of good character.
Providing quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie.
Fostering self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.
Serving mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children®.Shriners, or Shrine Masons, belong to the Shriners International. The Shrine is an international Fraternity of approximately 300,000 members who belong to Shrine Centers throughout the world. Founded in New York City in 1872, the organization is composed solely of Master Masons. The Shrine is best known for its colorful parades, its distinctive red fez, and its official philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children, which is often called “the heart and soul of the Shrine.”
Members of the Shriners International are members of the Masonic Order and adhere to the principles of Freemasonry – Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
The Shrine was founded in 1872 by a group of 13 men belonging to the Masonic Order. It was originally established to provide fun and fellowship for its members. But as the organization grew, its members decided to dedicate their efforts to helping others by establishing an official Shrine philanthropy — a network of specialized hospitals that have provided expert medical care to more than 700,000 children, free of charge.
If you know a child in need of help, Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, call at 1-800-237-5055.